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Help regarding railings & steps
show user profile  djd711
Hi,

I was wondering if anybody could help me. I have been playing around with the railings and stairs features in max but so far they can not help me achieve what i am trying to create.

Here are 2 pictures to show you what i need to do:

Marked with the green boxes i need to create a metal walkway with railings which follows the rollercoaster track not only in layout but its height profile also.

The same would be required for the top of the rollercoaster lift hill as shown here:

I would need the steps and railings to gradually follow the curve of the track.

I have not come across anything like this being done in max before but i am sure it is possible so please can anyone help?

Thanks
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2/13/2011 2:49:42 PM (last edit: 2/13/2011 2:50:23 PM)
show user profile  DannyMax
I would use splines :)




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2/13/2011 3:37:39 PM (last edit: 2/13/2011 3:37:39 PM)
show user profile  djd711
I understand you might use splines but i am quite new to max so does anyone have more information?
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2/13/2011 6:53:53 PM (last edit: 2/13/2011 6:53:53 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
I'll see if I can make you a video tutorial on it. give me some minutes

edit:: sadly I have to go but I started it.
if you still need help by night I'll do the video.
the idea was this:

model this thing. and then use a spline and the spacing tool. then attach all the meshes and use bridge on the holes.


Hello there

beautiful ;3


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2/13/2011 7:34:09 PM (last edit: 2/13/2011 7:50:34 PM)
show user profile  djd711
I am sorry if i was not clear, but i do not need the rollercoaster track itself making, just the catwalks/walkways with the handrails.
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2/13/2011 8:06:35 PM (last edit: 2/13/2011 8:06:35 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
use the same method.

Hello there

beautiful ;3


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2/13/2011 9:29:32 PM (last edit: 2/13/2011 9:29:32 PM)
show user profile  djd711
I dont have a clue on any of those tools though :S I just watched this video, and tried it out.
http://www.screencast.com/users/Caprier/folders/Jing/media/ca8df047-0ac4-48ed-8b86-6f64daf93fa1

I managed to create this for the curve in the steps at the top of the rollercoaster but each step tends to start leaning forwards. Is there any way to correct this and make every step level?

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2/13/2011 11:36:07 PM (last edit: 2/13/2011 11:36:07 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
this is the spacing tool.
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use it

Hello there

beautiful ;3


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2/14/2011 12:09:18 AM (last edit: 2/14/2011 12:09:18 AM)
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